The year is still young and once again most of us have our new resolutions. Whether it’s to save more money, lose weight or buy a new house; it may be challenging to fulfill some of our resolutions. This year, you could try making a resolution that is simple, effortless, and even healthy. Try resolving to get healthier teeth this new year with these easy routines:
Regular brushing and flossing – If you aren’t already brushing your teeth on a regular basis, try starting the new year with this. Whatever you eat can get stuck between the teeth and build up bacteria. You can easily get healthier teeth if you start brushing your teeth at least twice a day.
Regular brushing can help remove the leftover bits of food from the mouth, preventing plaque buildup and other dental health problems. To make it even better, start following up your brushing with a thorough flossing to clean between the teeth.
Eating more fruits and vegetables – This resolution is not only beneficial for your dental health but also for your overall health. Proper nutrition strengthens the immune system and prevents a number of oral health problems. At the same time, it strengthens your body as a whole and gives you the ability to face a wide variety of health disorders.
Certain fruits, vegetables, and nuts are rich in antioxidant, which can help to prevent inflammation. This is highly necessary for preventing periodontal diseases like gingivitis. Additionally, crisp fruits and vegetables like carrots, apples, and celery cleans up the teeth and helps in preventing plaque buildup.
Limiting your alcohol consumption – You probably already know that excessive alcohol consumption can be harmful to your health. What you might not know is that it can also have a negative impact on your teeth. Excessive alcohol intake largely contributes to periodontal pocketing or gum recession. This problem could result in a number of other teeth and gum conditions such as sensitivity and cavities.
Whatever resolution you decide to make for the new year, make sure you start caring for your personal health including your oral health. There are a number of other useful and easy resolutions you could make to benefit your dental health and overall health.